Get your popcorn ready for the 2018 SNOB Film Festival
Nov06

Get your popcorn ready for the 2018 SNOB Film Festival

It’s that time of year again. Halloween has come and gone, Thanksgiving is still on the horizon, and there’s one thing everybody likes to do around now – watch movies. That’s why it’s the perfect time for the 2018 SNOB Film Festival, back for a 17th year and loaded with high-quality movies and associated events. This year’s festival will take place Nov. 8 through 11, and all films, as usual, will be screened at Red River Theatres....

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N.H. Historical Society to honor 100th anniversary of Veterans Day
Nov06

N.H. Historical Society to honor 100th anniversary of Veterans Day

Spend Veterans Day at the New Hampshire Historical Society honoring the 100th anniversary of the War to End All Wars. On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Society will offer two opportunities to commemorate the anniversary of World War I with a lecture about George Dilboy, the state’s only Medal of Honor winner from the war, and a final opportunity to view the Society’s exhibition of World War I posters. The exhibition, “Making the World Safe...

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Run the fitness gauntlet with Boot Camp classes at City Wide Community Center
Nov06

Run the fitness gauntlet with Boot Camp classes at City Wide Community Center

In today’s world, fitness and personal health are all the rage. It seems like you can’t watch TV or listen to the radio for even a few minutes without encountering at least a couple ads for a new gym, diet, fitness product or workout video. Concord has never been short on options for breaking a sweat, between all the gyms, yoga centers and personal trainers around. But another option couldn’t hurt, right? For those of you out there...

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Holiday Cards 4 Our Military drive nets nearly 40,000 cards for troops
Nov06

Holiday Cards 4 Our Military drive nets nearly 40,000 cards for troops

You might remember a story we ran in August about the Holiday Cards 4 Our Military campaign, in which people from all over the Granite State – mostly students – filled out and sent well wishes to members of the U.S. armed forces. Last year the program led to some 17,000 cards (about 500 pounds worth) being shipped to the Navy’s USS Theodore Roosevelt in time for the holidays. This year, the effort has expanded dramatically. Laura...

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Entertainment: More live music than you could possibly listen to this week
Nov06

Entertainment: More live music than you could possibly listen to this week

That headline is not a joke – there’s really too much live music this week to catch all of it. This means tough decisions will have to be made – Do you see the big-time Charlie Daniels Band at the Cap Center, or opt for a local band at bar? Whatever you do, just don’t sit around all week and miss all of these shows. Music/Comedy Tuesday Craig Fahey at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Comedy open mic at Area 23 at 9 p.m., sign-ups...

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Bulletin Board: Veterans fair at NHTI, Bach’s Lunch concert at CCMS and more
Nov06

Bulletin Board: Veterans fair at NHTI, Bach’s Lunch concert at CCMS and more

NHTI to host veterans fair NHTI, Concord’s Community College, will host a Veterans Information Resource Fair for veterans, service members and their families on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Rotunda, and is free and open to the public. Student veterans, veterans, service members or family members who have questions regarding VA and community benefits/resources can receive assistance. Participants...

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Tasty Brews: Out.Haus Ales Scottish 80/- Ale on tap at Area 23
Nov06

Tasty Brews: Out.Haus Ales Scottish 80/- Ale on tap at Area 23

I saw on Facebook last week that Area 23 is celebrating Drink NH November, in which all taps at the bar will be Granite State brews all month long. Being a big fan of pretty much every New Hampshire beer I’ve ever tried, I moseyed on over there last week to see what they had. One tap handle grabbed my attention immediately – it was an outhouse, the logo of Out.Haus Ales in Northwood. This particular Out.Haus beer was called Scottish...

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Poet Kevin Goodan to present his book ‘Anaphora’ at Gibson’s Bookstore
Nov06

Poet Kevin Goodan to present his book ‘Anaphora’ at Gibson’s Bookstore

Award-winning poet Kevin Goodan will return to New Hampshire to present Anaphora, a gut-wrenching elegy with psychological intensity, at Gibson’s Bookstore next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Goodan creates a heightened, frantic and piercing dialogue that grapples with mental illness, stigmas, relationships and morality in the landscape of rural America. Goodan earned his BA from the University of Montana and worked as a firefighter for 10...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Penacook Landing project gets a boost, leaf collection and more
Nov06

City Manager’s Newsletter: Penacook Landing project gets a boost, leaf collection and more

The city of Concord’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The newsletter contained too much information for us to fit into this spot, so we’re just printing some highlights here. For the full newsletter, go to concordnh.gov and click the “Newsletter” button on the home page. Penacook Landing project gets boost The City of Concord and The Caleb Group are pleased to announce...

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Hundreds brave the weather, raise more than $30,000 in Wicked FIT Run
Nov06

Hundreds brave the weather, raise more than $30,000 in Wicked FIT Run

Families in Transition-New Horizons’ Wicked FIT Run returned to Concord on Oct. 27 for its seventh annual costume-themed 5K run/walk dedicated to “chasing away homelessness” in New Hampshire. The race in Concord had 500 registered participants, half of whom attended and braved the cold and rain, who raised more than $30,000 to support FIT-NH’s mission of providing safe and affordable housing and social services to homeless families...

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On the Road: The ‘Insider’ goes to Myrtle Beach
Nov06

On the Road: The ‘Insider’ goes to Myrtle Beach

In 1981, three friends – Debbie LeBrun, Kendra West-Senor and Joyce McDonough (pictured left to right) – met while working at the Concord Monitor in the circulation department. They have helped each other through marriages, kids, divorce, jobs, moves, health issues and more. While West-Senor and LeBrun still live in the area, McDonough moved to the Southwest and currently lives near Phoenix. For many years they took an annual getaway...

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Red River to show silent film ‘Wings’, with live music accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis
Nov06

Red River to show silent film ‘Wings’, with live music accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis

It won Best Picture at the very first Academy Awards, with spectacular airborne sequences and a dramatic story that still mesmerizes audiences today. Wings (1927), a drama about U.S. aviators in the skies over Europe during World War I, will be shown Wednesday at Red River Theatres. The screening is in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918, which ended the “Great War” and which led to our modern observance...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Glass Room’
Nov06

Book of the Week: ‘The Glass Room’

The Glass Room Ann Cleeves 2012, 374 pages Fiction/mystery   Irascible Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope rather likes her “hippie” neighbors, especially Joanna. And that’s saying something, as Vera doesn’t often get along with people. Joanna disappears, and her partner asks for Vera’s help in finding her. When Vera does find her, there’s been a murder. A famous book reviewer was knifed in the glass room, or conservatory, at a writer’s...

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This Week in Concord History
Nov06

This Week in Concord History

Nov. 6, 1900: Concord Mayor Nat Martin, a local lawyer who made his name closing saloons, is defeated for re-election. He angered voters by trying to have it both ways – busting some backroom bars under the state’s 45-year-old prohibition statute while permitting other “clubs” to serve liquor. Nov. 6, 1907: By a count of 2,281 to 2,034, Concord voters decide to stop licensing saloons and ban them. Manchester, Nashua and Portsmouth...

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